A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 013512
Title X-ray spectroscopy of cooling flow clusters


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-13wg44z
Author Prof Johan Bleeker
Description The properties of 3 cooling flow clusters, i.e. A 262, A 496 and Hydra A, with a range of mass accretion rate are studied. All clusters have a medium angular size allowing adequate spatially resolved spectroscopy with XMM-EPIC of the entire cluster with a single pointing. Some targets yield good quality RGS spectra that potentially provide important spectral details in the band below 1 keV, in particular on the presence and nature of X-ray absorbing material. XMM will not only provide accurate measurements of the radial temperature and abundance distribution but will also allow a search for hard X-ray tails and resonance scattering effects, providing a detailed insight in the physical processes in the hot cluster gas.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-01T11:37:37Z/2001-02-01T23:05:27Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2002-09-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-09-01T00:00:00Z, 013512, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-13wg44z